Alright, you totally missed or ignored the point of each of those little soundbytes you picked out. There's nothing I can say to convince you that what you do (trolling nearly every Valve thread) is not productive, and is, in fact, annoying.
One final reply, then I'm going back to X3:
We all know that there are draw backs to Steam. We all know that it is not the golden standard of online distribution. But unlike you, we also see the benefits of it and all decide for ourselves whether these benefits outway the drawbacks. Based on that assessment we either use or do not use Steam.
What you cannot accept is that we aren't all a bunch of mindless drones, incapable of making decisions on our own. You treat everyone else in a Valve thread like a child (calling me "spokesidiot" in your last reply, very mature of you, very level headed) and brush their opinions out of hand. It's as if your brain hasn't even considered the fact that we might already know that Steam is not a beautiful piece of programming, but elected to use it anyway because it's not that bad
First, he did not state or even imply it was an exaggeration. However, it is untrue regardless.
We all know that you don't manage to troll every single thread
but even you have to admit that you show up in a great many of them and make the same "argument" over and over.
Also, perhaps it's a sign that you're not actually thinking about what other people mean when he uses an obvious expression ("pure hyperbole" you call it, and accurately so) and don't even bother to think that maybe that's intentional, and maybe that part of his sentence was not really relevant to his arguement.
Second, as to his overall point, sure I understood it but as it is just his misguided opinion, I couldn't care less what it is so I ignored it.
If you elected to ignore it why reply to the first part of that sentence? The first part was, once again, not an argument he was trying to make, it was simply contributing to a greater idea!
As for ragdoll kung fu: You continue to spout off opinions on games you've never played. I still remember a thread where you went off on the inferiority of Valve's fatial animation system and discounted my opinion on a number of games because you claimed "[I'd] never even played them!"
And yet, here you are, calling a game which you've never even played garbage.
Blah. Whatever. Steam is not great, WE ALL KNOW THIS, but please stop treating everyone in these threads like your pupils. You have nothing to teach us, nothing to show us, we simply don't hate steam or Valve as much as you.
I eat pasta!